ASTM WK69917

    New Test Method for Industrial Laundry of Flame Resistant Protective Clothing

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    WK69917

    1. Scope

    This Standard provides procedures for replicating Industrial Laundry in a laboratory setting. This Standard intends to expose potential issues with durability of flame resistance properties of FR clothing after treatment with industrial laundry practices.


    Keywords

    Industrial Laundry; Protective Clothing; Flame Resistance

    Rationale

    Laboratory procedures for laundering clothing in home laundering have been developed, maintained and used by AATCC for years . For example, AATCC 135. Some years ago a laboratory method for industrial laundering was also developed by AATCC, 7M96(, but this method fell into disuse because of a lack of interest and a multiplicity of procedures used in the real world by industrial launderers. Recently ( in the last few years) procedures for personal protective equipment and clothing, such as NFPA 2112 have been developed that describe a laboratory wash procedure for certification of the durability of the flame resistance characteristics. The published procedure was drawn from a somewhat archaic source of a military wash procedure and with regard to some details is seriously out of date.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    09-15-2019

    Technical Contact:
    Mark Saner

    Status:
    Draft Under Development